Baylor's Summer Piano Institute To Be Held June 15-21

June 5, 2003

by Richard Veit

The Baylor University School of Music will present its annual Summer Piano Institute June 15-21 in Roxy Grove Hall with more than 40 high school piano students from Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and New Mexico expected to attend.

An opening faculty recital will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, June 15. Bradley Bolen will be joined by hornist Jeffrey Powers for Beethoven's Horn Sonata, Brian Marks will play Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 27 and Roger Keyes will play a nocturne, a ballade and two etudes by Chopin.

Another faculty recital will be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday, June 16, with harpsichordist Christina Edelen performing selections by J.C.F. Fischer and J.S. Bach, Terry Lynn Hudson presenting three pieces from Ravel's piano suite Miroirs, and Jane Abbott-Kirk and cellist Gary Hardie collaborating in a performance of Samuel Barber's Cello Sonata.

Baylor keyboard students will be featured in a recital at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 17. Pianists taking part will be Ann Fisher (Scarlatti), Kayla Filson (Haydn), Crystal Sparks (Chopin), Marissa Michalewicz (Weber) and Jacob Miller (Ravel). The program will conclude with organist Jason Farris playing music of Dupré.

At 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 19, Baylor keyboard students will open another recital with organist Joanna Li playing music of Widor. Pianists on the program will include Nico Negrutiu (Prokofieff), Meredith Patton (Debussy), Sharon Wilber (Chopin), Heather Ward (Chopin) and Cary Cobb (Gershwin).

The week-long series of recitals will come to a close with two events featuring many of the institute's high school-age students. The performances will begin at 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 20, and at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 21. All recitals will be held in Roxy Grove Hall.

The recitals are free of charge and open to the public. For more information, call the keyboard division of the Baylor School of Music at 710-1417.

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